Sheppard Weekly Update: 7.24.23

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  • By Mrs. Julie Svoboda
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  • Innovation Opportunities

Seize these opportunities that could potentially reshape your career and make a significant impact on the defense industry!


Share this information with anyone in your network who might be interested in taking part in any of these initiatives. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or require further information. Let's join forces in driving innovation and making a positive difference.


Lone Star Spark Office:


Spark Tank is live via GAIN -

Spark Generator (Spark in a Box) is live via VISION -

Project Mercury cohort applications are now open! Home - Project Mercury

AFWERX Fall Fellowship application is live




  • For all Air Force and Space Force Civilians and their families, the Employee Assistance Program offers the following webinars.  All are approximately 1 hr in length.


Supplement Safety, July 27, at 1200.  Join here:

Meeting ID: 160 138 5378

Passcode: CHPS


Supporting New Parent Employees’ Transition to Working Parent, July 27 at 1400.  Join here:;!!A_Yfr0wlxos!2qhe6e1KcGuFTgUMNYp94m8Pn1GGk0smyrjkATTbO60Q8EurQXrLrFOBdE3TdZUFu3B08-mltQvKOhxpOJy9IaeMdw$


Investing: Risk Considerations & Taxes, July 27

For 1100, register here:


For 1400, register here:



Do you know an Airman with a unique or inspirational story, or who has recently accomplished an impressive achievement? Put them down below for the chance to be highlighted as a Sheppard Spotlight on social media! This is open to AiTs and permanent party. Please note that these stories/achievements should not be work-related (ACE graduates, ropes, etc.). Submit here:


Please contact 2d Lt Lauren Niemi at with any questions/concerns.


Safety Corner – 101 Critical Days of Summer: motorcycle safety

Safety Corner – 101 Critical Days of Summer: Motorcycle Summer Riding Safety

There are always riding tips and reminders year-round for our SAFB riders. With the recent motorcycle mishaps across the Air Force, we want to remind our riders to be situationally aware and Summer-safe on every ride. During the hot Texas months, remember these tips for a safe ride every time this Summer!

Quick Tips

  • Always wear a Department of Transportation (DoT) compliant helmet & other necessary PPE.
  • Prepare for long rides, check for recalls, and be well rested.
  • Stay hydrated to prepare for riding in the heat.
  • Never ride while under the influence.
  • Be mentally prepared & in a safe riding mindset.
  • Take breaks from the sun and heat, just as you would at work.

For more info: AFSEC - DAF Rider


Safety Corner – 101 Critical Days of Summer: Look Twice for Motorcycles

There are always riding tips and reminders year-round for our SAFB riders. With the recent motorcycle mishaps across the Air Force, we want to remind our non-riders to be situationally aware out on the roadways this summer. “Look Twice, Save a Life!”

Quick Tips

  • Share the road, be alert, & check your blind spots.
  • Understand the safety challenges faced by motorcyclists such as size and visibility.
  • Don’t drive distracted.
  • Allow for greater following distance.

For more info: NHTSA ; 





•Karaoke Night

When: Every Saturday at 1800

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at




  • Upcoming @ the Military & Family Readiness Center


Jul 25:      How to Become Debt Free / 1800-1900

Jul 31:      USAJobs Workshop / 1000-1100

Jul 31:      Civilian Resume Writing / 1300-1430


Volunteer Opportunities

•    Faith Mission/Faith Refuge

(940) 723-5663

Faith Mission Lunch, Faith Refuge Dinner, Noon Chapel Service, Evening Chapel Service

•    Habitat for Humanity

(940) 716-9300

Volunteers Work to Build Homes

•    Child Care Partners

(940) 766-4332

  Read stories to children

  Assist w/holiday parties

  Facility upkeep


•    Hospice Plus

(940) 761-1611                                                                                                                                    

Respite Volunteers

Veteran to Veteran Volunteers 

Friendly Visitor Volunteers                                                                                               Office/Administrative Volunteers                                                                                                                     Food Prep Volunteers      






If your child/children had a well-child visit in the past year, our Pediatric Clinic will complete any sports/school physical paperwork based off that exam.  Simply bring your completed paperwork to the front desk at the Pediatric Clinic.  All paperwork must be completed in its entirety.  Our staff will complete the physical exam portion of the paperwork within 72 hours. 


If you are unsure of the date of your child’s last physical exam, please access the MHS Genesis Patient Portal or contact pediatric staff who will provide you with this information.


Any patient who does not have an up-to-date wellness exam will need to call and schedule an appointment at 940-676-2273.


If our appointment schedule does not meet your needs, providers in the local community offer sports/school physicals for a nominal fee.  TRICARE does not cover sports/school physicals as a benefit, consequently this is an out-of-pocket expense. If your primary physician is in the community, please contact that office directly to schedule your child’s annual well physical.


1. Community Health Care Center, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd  (940-766-6306) is holding a FREE sports/school physical day on 20 July from 1400-1700 and 8 Aug from 1400-1700, walk-in basis only – please complete all paperwork and medical history prior to arriving and bring glasses/contacts for the eye exam

2. Clinics of North Texas, 501 Midwestern Parkway (940-766-8791) has appointments and walk-in availability; Monday-Thursday 0800-1700 and Friday 0800-1100 ($45)

3. Community Med Family Urgent Care Clinic, 3310 Midwestern Parkway (1-940-488-4616) can be schedule online at (Currently $30 for a special limited time then increases to $49)

4. United Regional Physician Group/Care Plus, 4327 Barnett Road (940-764-5200) has both appointments and walk-in availability ($30)

5. Affordacare Urgent Care, 3701 Fairway Blvd (940-557-5320) has appointments and walk-in availability or book online at (start at $10)

6. Integrity Urgent Care, 4518 Kemp Blvd (940) 757-0234 has walk-in Availability ($35)


The Texas UIL sport physical form is available at the following website:



The In-Service Recruiter’s office provides Airmen valuable information about extending career opportunities after Active-Duty service or transitioning earlier.


Questions or more information contact: MSgt Mistkowski: <>  or 817-528-5042.




•    Faith Mission/Faith Refuge

(940) 723-5663

- Faith Mission Lunch

- Faith Refuge Dinner

- Noon Chapel Service

- Evening Chapel Service

•    Habitat for Humanity

(940) 716-9300

Volunteers Work to Build Homes

•    Child Care Partners

(940) 766-4332

- Read stories to children

- Assist w/holiday parties

- Facility upkeep

•    CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates

(940) 766-0552

Committed individuals appointed by judges to guide one child or one set of siblings through the judicial system to safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • Base Camp Lindsey (BCL) -- #endveteranhomelessness//Check out BCLs FB Page


Call (940) 613-3172 or E-mail for more details


-Volunteers for BCL Workdays (various building improvement projects)

-Volunteers for monthly "Stand Down" for Homeless (including vets)                                                                                                    

-Volunteers for various fundraising events

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Wichita Falls

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentor-based program where we match youths (Littles) with adult mentors (Bigs), and we are always looking for new mentors.